Reggae star Stephen Marley, the seven-time Grammy Award winning producer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and second son of legendary reggae artist Bob Marley announces European performance dates , August 2011. The tour begins on Thursday, August 4 in Faverges, France, and will see Stephen Marley headlining multi-city venues, including in the territories of Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Holland, Spain and Poland.
On March 24, 2011, Stephen Marley released his third solo album, REVELATION PART 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE ( Universal / Ghetto Youths International, Inc. ) . While Stephen Marley has built a formidable reputation handily navigating between genres, REVELATION PART 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE marks a return to Marley’s roots reggae foundation.
In only a few short weeks since its release, REVELATION PART 1 : THE ROOT OF LIFE has taken the #1 position on the Billboard Reggae Chart , as well as #20 on the R&B Chart, and establishes Stephen as the first of the musical Marley family to debut #1 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart three times consecutively. Stephen’s other two #1s were MIND CONTROL (2007) and MIND CONTROL ACOUSTIC (2009). Both albums went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album and contributed to his total seven Grammy wins.
In the digital arena, REVELEATION PART 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE holds strong at #2 on iTunes Reggae chart. On Amazon.com the album also holds at #2.
The popularity of Stephen Marley’s single, “Pale Moonlight” off of REVELATION PART 1: THE ROOT OF LIFE is quickly becoming the feel good hit of the summer, with radio stations in multiple markets with-in the United States, Jamaica and London spinning the track on heavy rotation. “Pale Moonlight” is additionally topping the charts in parts of the United Kingdom, which is setting the pace for the song to continue on the same course in Europe.
See list of tour dates below.
THUR AUG 4: FAVERGES, FRANCE
@ ROOTS REGGAE OPEN AIR
FRI AUG 5: AVENCHES, SWITZERLAND
@ FESTIVAL ROCK OZ’ ARENAS
SAT AUG 6: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
@ ROTE FABRIK
SUN AUG 7: CISSAC MIDOC, FRANCE
@ REGAE SUN SKA
TUE AUG 9: NICE, FRANCE
@ THEATRE DE VERDURE (OPEN AIR W/ DUB INC.)
WED AUG 10: GROSETTO, ITALY
FRI AUG 12: OUDENAARDE, BELGIUM
@ FEEST IN THE PARK
SAT AUG 13: ASCHAFFENBURG, GERMANY
SUN AUG 14: OSTRADA, POLAND
@ OSTRADA REGGAE FESTIVAL
TUE AUG 16: PARIS, FRANCE
@ GLAZART (OPEN AIR)
WED AUG 17: MARSEILLE, FRANCE
THUR AUG 18: BENICASSIM, SPAIN
@ ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH
SAT AUG 20: BIDDINGHUIZEN, HOLLAND